Sorry I haven't written in the past week. I've had all kinds of awesome ideas for posts, but not the will to actually write them.
I am scheduled to arrive for my surgery, which is actually an outpatient procedure, at 7:00 tomorrow morning. I will have the radioactive patch removed the following Monday. In between, I am supposed to be inpatient at the hospital, for my safety and that of others. Hospital policy is not to let people with radioactive heads run willy-nilly amongst the populace.
Unfortunately, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama doesn't see it quite the same way. They will cover the surgeries. But they don't feel it's necessary to allow me access to medical support while I have a radioactive patch stitched to the back of my eyeball.
As the young folks say, FML.
The surgeon called to intervene with the BCBS medical director. No dice. The office manager said that she hasn't had inpatient stay for this procedure denied by any company for over two years--and that one was eventually resolved in the patient's favor. But for some reason, they decided to pick on me.
A very nice lady from preregistration called and said not to worry, that she knows how to handle this and will get it worked out once I am actually admitted. She said the office staff should have never even bothered me with it. But it worries me that it's hanging out there.
On the bright side, it's nice to have a husband who says, in effect, "I don't care what it costs, we're going to get you well." They say you can't put a price tag on love, but now I at least have kind of a ballpark of what he'd be willing to pay for me.
I am trying to keep in mind the saying of Elder Paisios: "When we believe in God and have trust in His
fatherly providence and concern, then we do not think of ourselves;
instead we know that God is aware of our needs and looks after our
problems, from the simplest to the most serious one." Will try to keep that in mind again if I get a medical bill for more than I've ever made in a year.
In the meantime, I'm choosing music for the EyeGotCancer playlist. So far, I've got something philosophical, something badass, and something inspirational. You like what I did with that last one? Anyhow, feel free to suggest more in the comments.
I'll be offline for a week or so. I'll try to persuade my husband to update here. Like I haven't already caused him enough trouble.
Catch you on the flip side, my friends. Keep me in your prayers.